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Shove or fold? - Fri Dec 20, 2013, 02:12 PM
nozyrabbit's Avatar
Since: Nov 2013
Posts: 23
What should I do in this situation. I could have gone all-in pre flop. But I like to see more flops as I can trap my opponents a lot of times in such situations. I just couldn't put my opponent on two clubs.
Fri Dec 20, 2013, 02:48 PM
Horanda's Avatar
Since: Aug 2013
Posts: 22
You don't say what type of game this is, ring or tourney, but it does look like you're up against two LAGgy opponents. The main villain would play that way with any connected 9, any club, and most middle pairs. I would have had it all in preflop, but have no problem with the final shove, you are already committed with the flop bet.

I think it was a good play, shame about the result. NEXT!
Fri Dec 20, 2013, 03:33 PM
JWK24's Avatar
Since: Jun 2010
Posts: 24,809
Hi nozyrabbit!

Please in the future provide what type of game the hand comes from and also any relevant reads on the opps. The reason for it is that different types of tourneys have different strategies and we want to be able to provide you with the best reply that we can. The more information that we're given, the better a response we can give.

With QQ in the BB, I get an abnormally large raise to 160 and a call of the raise. A standard raise for this opp would be to 3BB+1BB for each limper or 60 chips. With a premium made hand I'm definitely going to raise here and the key is the sizing of it. My standard 3-bet sizing is to between 3X the previous bet (480) and a pot-sized raise (500). However, any bet that I would make in this range is over 1/3 of my remaining stack which means that if I make the bet, I'm pot-committed and cannot fold. Due to this, I'm shoving preflop.

As played, I'm getting it in too.. but the key is to get it in preflop, before the opps can see the clubs hit the board.

Hope this helps and good luck at the tables.

John (JWK24)


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